Central Florida International Trade Office celebrates its first anniversary

Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated its first anniversary
On April 1, 2015, the Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated its first anniversary. The event was hosted by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Ann Reinert from JP Morgan Chase who were the original funding sponsors of the office. What type of work does the CFITO do to help encourage business with Asia? The CFITO’s goal is to accelerate...

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II

The Mills 50 Dumpster Art Project Phase II is underway. Thirty submissions were received from numerous local artists and eight were selected for this phase of the project. The dumpsters will be transformed into pieces of public art. Once finished, the dumpsters will be located at Say It Loud, Track Shack Events, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Pig...

Asian American Night at Amway Center 2015

Hundreds of Magic Fans from the Asian community of Greater Orlando converged on the Amway Center on March 27, 2015, for Asian American Night – A Celebration of Diversity organized by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. Festivities included a vibrant display of Asian culture featuring the talents of the Orlando Taiko Dojo drummers inside the Amway...

Sus Hi Eat Station wins 1st Place at Bright House Regional Business Awards for Medium Sized Business

Sus Hi Eat Station
Sus Hi Eatstation was founded by Robert Ly & Teresa Tran in August 2011. Their goal was to change the way people think about sushi and to create not only an amazing concept with good food,a solid system and operations, but also a fun and quirky environment for “Ninjas” to work in and for customers to dine in. Ninjas are the folks behind the counter crafting...

What happened in Mills 50 in 2014?

Mills 50
Mills 50 received National Main Street Accreditation for the Fourth Year in a row. Over $3 million dollars in capital investments (private funds) were invested in Mills 50. 15 new businesses opened in Mills 50. 197 volunteers contributed 963 volunteer hours for Mills 50 projects & events. 55 Mills 50 banners were installed. 16 dumpsters were painted by local artists as part of the...

“Matsusaka Beef” Tasting Reception in Orlando

On January 22, 2015, I had the distinct honor and pleasure to attend the “Matsusaka Beef” Introductory Press-Release & Tasting Conference. Wagyu, which literally means Japanese beef, is known through out the world for its taste and marbled fat. The ultimate wagyu from the Matsusaka Region of Mie Prefecture, comes to the United States Beef Market for first time in...

AACC Ends 2014 with Small Business Strategies Luncheon

John Mai of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) Our final event on December 10, 2014 was sponsored by John Mai of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management at the East End Market Upper Deck in Orlando. For some of us first-timers to this restaurant – food was very good. Great mix of attendees – bankers, entrepreneurs, attorneys, and realtors. John Mai is a long-time member of the...

Japanese culture, food, and excitement at the Orlando Japan Festival

Orlando Japan Festival 2015
The Orlando Japan Festival is an annual event put on by the Japan Association of Orlando, the local Orlando Japanese community, and is one of my favorite events of the year – where you can have a taste of the street food from Japan like takoyaki octopus balls to gyu don beef rice bowls, and of course sushi, all...

Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi Hosts the AACC Networks

Allen Auyong, Coco Johnston, Jing yu and Kannan Srinivasan
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) Another great event hosted by Allen Auyong of Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi, located in the Dr. Phillips area. For those of you who have eaten there – you know how good it is. We were honored by the special Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACC) Roll...

C.T. Hsu + Associates 30th Anniversary Celebration

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and C.T. Hsu
C.T. Hsu + Associates (CTH+A) is celebrating 30 years of business in Central Florida this year. CTH+A is an Orlando based architectural, planning and interior design firm that has earned a worldwide reputation for exceptional innovate design solutions and highly personalized services. Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) The celebration was commemorated with a 30th Anniversary event on October 9, 2014 at its’ offices...
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